Monetizing My Writing

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Monetizing My Writing Doesn’t Have To Be Hard



One of my website visitors asked this question, Do you have any ideas how I can monetise my writing? This post is a direct response to that question. I will focus on how you can make money from your writing (monetising my writing).

If you are a writer, monetising your writing simply means to figure out certain ways so that you don’t write for free.

You may also want to read this similar article! where I explain how you can make money blogging (writing on your blog). From my understanding, making money blogging is part of the answer to this question  – monetising your writing.

“Monetise Writing” is quite a broad term that covers a number of factors. It’s not entirely focused on making money blogging.

To monetise my writing implies I have to do quite a number of things. For example, I can sell my own writing products like books that I have written. 

You can also make money writing eBooks.

(2) Monetise My Writing Skills 

Another option is to make money by being paid for your writing services (skills) you can offer.

It all depends on the set of skills you have. For example, someone can hire you to give them writing support. The writing services you can give can be in any of the following areas.

  • Writing blog content

  • Writing reports

  • Writing reviews

  • Writing eBooks

  • Writing Fillers for Magazine & Newspaper Articles.

  • Giving virtual writing support (customer service responding to emails, administration support etc). 

Challenges Writers Are Faced With To Monetise Their Writing Skills

The most common challenge writers are faced with, especially, when they are just starting, is finding paying jobs. As a writer, to know where you can find paying markets and how to exploit them, is key to launching a freelance writing career. Also, to establish a stable source of income.

The best way is to do market research. With market research, you never go wrong. It is the only way that will give your writing the best possible chance to be accepted and to get paid.

So, it’s quite possible to use your writing skills to make money. A majority of these writing jobs can be done while working from the comfort of your own home.

Join Freelance Writing Platforms

Joining freelance platforms like Upwork, an online platform for freelance writers, will boost your chances of getting hired. On Upwork, you will have a rare opportunity to join a community of like-minded freelance writers. You get to learn a lot from the community through networking.

In addition, you benefit from the training Upwork delivers for its freelancers. The freelance writing sector has opportunities you can exploit to make money writing. The key is to know your market and where exactly to send your job applications.

As a freelance writer, you can apply for a wide range of projects starting from big ones to smaller one-off tasks. Companies out there are looking for the right freelancers to perform tasks for them.

For more reading!  

(1) Upwork Review! 

(2) iWriter Review – Is It Worth It?

(3) 7 Ways To Find Writing Freelance Jobs.

(4) Freelance Jobs

One way to make money online is to monetize your blog. Before you can actually start making money with your blog, you need to go through a number of steps. These preliminary steps include:

• Finding your niche; building a website (where you will blog from); Writing your blog content; Optimising your website;  Joining affiliate marketing programmes. 

Further Reading!

How to start a profitable WordPress blog- Step- by- step guide.

To monetise your writing, you need to explore quite a number of programmes to see which ones work for you. Production wise, you are at your best level of performance doing what you enjoy doing most and what you know best.

Hopefully, you will find this post, Monetizing My Writinguseful. Please feel free to leave any questions and comments below. I will aim to get back to you as soon as possible.

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4 Comments to “Monetizing My Writing”

  1. Carlos says:

    Hey there,
    This is such a nice article. I started as a freelancer writer a few months ago and I’m still looking for more ways to get a higher profit from it. I’ve been writing for iWriter, Fiverr, and now I’m thinking about joining Upwork. I’ve heard Upwork is a great freelance website that pays really good to writers. Do you have any recommendations for me in case you know those sites, and which would be the best option to stick with?
    Thank you very much!

    1. Billy says:

      Interesting article. I have heard of blogger but never got any more info about it. Knowing that it is owned by amazon, I will take another look. I do like to write and have thought about freelance writing. Do you have any ideas on the best places to submit my content? I have heard of fivver, but mainly bad things. Thanks in advance for your reply.

      1. Zegu says:

        Hello, Billy, thank you for your comment. I think the best way is to do a market research so that you find a market you are comfortable writing for. I have written something along these lines. Please check this article, ‘Learn to Do a Market Research that Earns you Money.’ All the best.

    2. Zegu says:

      Hi, Carlosdelzo, thank you for your encouraging feedback. I also have been told by a friend who is signed with Upwork that its really good. It has varying jobs ranging from customer service, admin to research roles.
      I also like their payment system. You choose the jobs you prefer between the hourly paid ones or the ones with fixed contracts.

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